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Posted: May 24, 2004, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

have the same number or numbers repeated on 2, 3, or 4 of the lines? I make it a point now to ask for separate tickets.  

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    Posted: May 24, 2004, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

    That sounds like the person behind the counter has no idea how to operate the lottery machine.  If it happens again, you should tell them to void the ticket and get a new one with different numbers.

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?

     

    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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      Posted: May 24, 2004, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

      i've only had it happen once, and that was when i bought quick picks on the pick 3.

      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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        Posted: May 24, 2004, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

        I've had the same thing happen any number of times. I've also noticed that if you make your own selections on a card and take some QuickPicks on the same card. the QuickPicks will reflect a lot of the same numbers that you selected.

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          Posted: May 24, 2004, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

          You cannot exchange mega million tickets, in Maryland once it's printed it's yours. 

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            Posted: May 24, 2004, 7:12 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by Todd on May 24, 2004


            That sounds like the person behind the counter has no idea how to operate the lottery machine.  If it happens again, you should tell them to void the ticket and get a new one with different numbers.



            Todd,

            They are Quick Picks. The lottery terminal operator has no control over what numbers are selected. They are random selections.

            Good luck,
            Jake

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              Posted: May 24, 2004, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

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                Quote: Originally posted by Jake649 on May 24, 2004



                Quote: Originally posted by Todd on May 24, 2004


                That sounds like the person behind the counter has no idea how to operate the lottery machine.  If it happens again, you should tell them to void the ticket and get a new one with different numbers.



                Todd,

                They are Quick Picks. The lottery terminal operator has no control over what numbers are selected. They are random selections.

                Good luck,
                Jake





                Jake,

                You'd be surprised what can happen on a Pick 3 ticket if the operator has no idea what they are doing.

                 

                Check the State Lottery Report Card
                What grade did your lottery earn?

                 

                Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                  Posted: May 24, 2004, 8:59 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by four4me on May 24, 2004


                  You cannot exchange mega million tickets, in Maryland once it's printed it's yours. 



                  Same is true of Powerball tickets in Pa

                  Chas

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                    Posted: May 24, 2004, 9:38 pm - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by Todd on May 24, 2004


                    You'd be surprised what can happen on a Pick 3 ticket if the operator has no idea what they are doing.




                    OK, surprise me. What can happen that can be influenced by the operator?

                    Good luck,
                    Jake

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                      Posted: May 25, 2004, 3:22 am - IP Logged

                      Quick Picks tend to cluster numbers, nature of the beast. 

                      Quick Picks therefore provide a worse chance of having all the winning numbers among those you are playing, with a somewhat better chance of a prize if all the winning numbers are among your Quick Picked lines.

                      Optimal coverage comes from using all the numbers before repeating any.

                      If you haven't anything better than Quick Picks for a system, you'd be better off randomizing 25 numbers for Pick-5 or 36 numbers for Pick-6 and dropping them onto a 5x5 or 6x6 grid and playing the formed combinations down, across and criss-cross.  BobP


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                        Posted: May 25, 2004, 5:39 am - IP Logged

                        It's still hard to argue with the fact that such a high percentage of lottery winners come from QuickPick plays. I realize that a high percentage of people also happen to play QuickPicks, but the fact remains. Regardless of whether numbers are clustered or skewed in any particular fashion, every combination of numbers has an equal chance of being drawn. I've noticed odd things about QuickPicks I've received, but I've never had any complaint about them. It only takes one set of numbers to win, and one of those odd QuicKPicks could be the one.